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Picture this: the front door is blocked with snow, the kids are running around in their pajamas displaying their excitement for a snow day, and immediately plop down in front of the TV.

Or maybe you’ve spent your Saturday morning in 95-degree weather, watching herds of uncoordinated 6-year-olds following a soccer ball around a field. The second you bring the kids home, you find a trail of Gatorade bottles and kicked off soccer cleats, socks, and shin guards leading towards the PlayStation. You want to turn the TV off, but you dread the “are you kidding me?” looks that you know you’re going to receive the minute you step within a foot of the remote. Luckily, creative minds all over the world have come up with a few alternatives that are sure to keep the kids happy and excited to have artwork to display around the house.

This craft blog aims to give you step-by-step tutorials on how to keep the kids entertained and the creativity flowing. And who knows? Maybe the kid inside you will find some joy in these crafts as well.

If you have a great craft idea that you'd like to share with other parents, feel free to EMAIL US! We would love to share your ideas!

Make your own Sparkle Snow!

Make your own Sparkle Snow!

December 03, 2013 | 02:04 PM

We haven't had a big snow yet this year, but that doesn't mean you can't make the snow yourself!

What you will need
  • Two 16 oz boxes of corn starch/ corn flour
  • One can of shaving cream 
  • Peppermint Extract (optional)
  • Buffalo Snow
  • Plastic tub, for mixing


    1. In your tub add the shaving cream, Buffalo Snow, and corn starch.

    2. Just keep mixing! This might take awhile to get the right consistency.

    3. Add a few drops of peppermint extract.

    4. Once it's mixed put in freezer for about 10 minutes (you don't have to do this step) it is just to make the snow cold.

    Once you have your tub of snow, you can make mini snowmen and snowballs. For more information on Sparkle Snow visit www.growingajeweledrose.com

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